Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Teeez: Silk Fantasy Eyeshadow Review


My readers who do not live in the Netherlands probably know of Teeez only because of its awesome holographic nail polishes - Outta Control, Smooth and Cool.

Well, Dutch drugstore brand Teeez offers more than just nail polishes as they also have other items like eyeshadows, eyeliners and lipglosses in its range. A while back, I featured a hot pink liquid eyeliner that I bought together with the three holo polishes.

Frankly, Teeez has not been very well-known even here in the Netherlands. It isn't a new brand though. From what I've read, it's been around for a number of years but I think due to various reasons (eg: limited sales points and, some say, the so-so quality), it has not been as popular as some other drugstore brands.

Even my perception of the brand changed when I discovered their holographic nail polishes in the store. In some ways, this change in perception followed Teeez's own earlier image and product revamp. Now, its brand image seems to be one that's forward, cool and funky. Teeez also makes it a point to be dynamic by releasing a collection of four or five new products every three months. I've also noticed more effort on their part to reach out to Dutch bloggers.

Last month, Teeez sent me (and other Dutch beauty bloggers) some eye makeup products to review. They were mainly products from their new collection with a hip name, Hypnoteeez. Two of the items sent were these Silk Fantasy Eyeshadows - Smooth 11 (hot pink) and Free 09 (intense pigment green).



According to Teeez
Show your sparkling eyes with these silky soft eyeshadow. The dazzling colors are long lasting and super trendy!

Available in 8 colors.


Each of these retail for €4.79 (net weight: 3g).

Ingredients
The ingredients list is not found on the packaging. This is what I got from the head office:

Nylon-12, Polyethylene, Talc, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Bis-Digylceryl Polyacyladipade-2, Isostearyl Isostearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diissostearyl Malate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
May contain:
Mica, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891 D&C Red No. 6 C.I 15850 D&C Red No. 17 CI 45410:2 Iron Oxide Red CI 77491 Iron Oxide Yellow CI 77492 Iron Oxide Black CI 77499 Chromium Oxide Green CI 77288 FD&C Blue No.1 Al Lake CI 42090 FD&C Yellow No.5 Al Lake CI 19140 Carbon CI 77266 Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 77510


Packaging
They are plastic squares (4.5cm x 4.5cm). The casing feels light and cheap, and the only saving grace is the awesome colourful tattoo-like design on the cover.

They do come sealed (I mention this because not all budget/drugstore cosmetics here are sold sealed).


Eyeshadows
Swatches
Applied, Smooth 11 is a frosty hot pink and Free 09 a frosty almost-neon mint green.



Scent
They have a typical makeup scent, not noticeable during application. If anything, I actually think they smell like some mascaras.

Texture and Finish
Teeez got it right: the eyeshadows are silky but firm to the touch, almost like rubbing your finger on slippery styrofoam (I mean that in a good way). It is lightweight and has a frosty finish.

Pigmentation
Good pigmentation but needs an eyeshadow primer to bring the colours to life.

Application
Smooth application, allows for easy layering to build intensity. For these eyeshadows, I like using a sponge-tip applicator or my finger to apply.

With an eyeshadow primer, creasing was minimal except for the inner corner of my eyes (my usual problem area) some five-six hours later.

Overall
The quality and the colour payoff of these eyeshadows are pretty good for the low mid-range price of €4.79 but you would need to like frost finish to like these.

Here's a simple summery eye look with these two colours (not intensely applied). I used:


L-R
Teeez Silk Fantasy Eyeshadow - Smooth 11
Teeez Silk Fantasy Eyeshadow - Free 09
Teeez Liquid Eyeliner - Outta Control 09 (my own purchase)
GOSH Velvet Touch Eye Liner - Funky Violet
Stila Smudge Pots Gel Eye Liner - Black
Teeez Full & Flirty Volume Mascara (also sent by Teeez)



More informaton:
All my posts on Brand: Teeez
Teeez Cosmetics website
Teeez is available in some countries in Europe. Please check the website for details.

24 comments:

Olivia said...

That pink looks amazing on you! Think I might wear pink eyeshadow tomorrow :)

thenailaholic said...

The packaging is really pretty! I'm a sucker for pretty packages :)

Poetic Realist said...

Love the look!!

Toyomi said...

Kinda reminds me of a watermelon . It's pretty .

sugar sugar said...

amazing color combination! perfect for summer. i love it! <3

JC! :) said...

That brand isn't available here but their eyeshadows look nice. Cute look--maybe I should look around to see how their nail polishes are lol. I'm so out of the loop.

D.Sadie said...

Those colors are so pretty! I love how you put them on you. Looks wonderful. =)

-Dinah
dgsbeauty.com

Notcathy said...

Nice color, I haven't try to put pink and green color's in my eyes. I usually put in same color but in light and dark shades combination.

alvira said...

love the look you created

Michelle said...

It's beautiful!!!

BellasUnhaseCia said...

Conheci a marca Teez aqui no seu blog e de imediato me apaixonei pelos esmaltes...
E agora estou encantada pelos produtos de maquiagem, perfeitos!
beijos
.....

Teez met the mark here on your blog and immediately fell in love with nail polish ...
And now I'm bewitched by makeup products.Perfect!!
kisses

Anonymous said...

The combination of pink and minty green (with the purple eyeliner)looks so refreshing...me like.

It looks really fab on you. Thanks for the great review and for showing this great look for a sunny summer day.
"KTee" xx

Anni said...

Very creative! I like it!

Witoxicity said...

@Olivia
Thank you, Olivia. 'Tis the season to be wearing pastels (or neons?) on the eyes. :D

@thenailaholic
Yeah, the design on the packaging is really funky. I'm a sucker for such things too. Haha!

@Poetic Realist
Thanks! :)

@Toyomi
LOL! That's very funny! :D

@sugar sugar
I'm glad to hear that. Thanks, my dear. :)

@JC
Thanks, JC. Well, I've included the links to my previous posts featuring their gorgeous holo polishes. Do have a look when you have the time. :)

@D. Sadie
Thank you, Dinah. :)

@Notcathy
If you must know, this is my first time using such a colour combination. I'm one who always veers towards darker eye looks but well, it's nice to try something different. :)

@alvira
Thank you, Alvira. :)

@Michelle
Thanks! :)

@BellasUnhaseCia
I'm glad to have been able to introduce you to the brand Teeez back then with their holographic nail polishes. :)

@KTee
I'm pleased you like this, KTee. Thank you! :) As Toyomi mentioned (above), it reminded her of a watermelon. So, you're right. It's refreshing. :D

@Anni
Hey, thanks, Anni! :)

BlackCherry said...

I like both colors, they are very pigmented!! Teeez products have amazing packaging, I really love it.

Shop N' Chomp said...

This is so pretty. It reminded me of a beautiful peacock. :D

Anonymous said...

I like the colorful packaging, you are right about the tattoo-like design.

Totally loving your eye look, it's different from your other looks though. The purple wing looks gorgeous with the green and pink.

Have a great weekend my dear, Nicole x

Witoxicity said...

@BlackCherry
Yeah, the tattoo-like design on the packaging is certainly very attractive. :)

@Shop N' Chomp
Haha, thank you! :)

@Nicole
You're right. It's not at all my normal thing to use two light shades without a single dark one in the mix. It did take some getting used to as I am a creature of habit. Anyway, I'm sure glad you like it. Thank you, Nicole. Have a fantastic weekend, my dear! :D

Cynthia Z said...

LOVE your summery eyes :). These eyeshadows do look adorable...I can't pick a favorite

♥xx♥

Witoxicity said...

@Cynthia
Oh, these shades are certainly right up your alley. They will look fantastic on you! :)

Vonvon said...

Both shades look very pretty and some of my favorite kind of colours too. :)

The pink doesn't look like those that will make my eyes look bulgy. ;)

And the combo of green and pink eyeshadows for the eyes are great! It says 'Summer'!

Witoxicity said...

@Vonvon
It's a summery look indeed! Yes, I've noticed that you like the lighter shades, so these two colours are very you. These shadows are pretty good but the frostiness does emphasise the fine lines and wrinkles on my eyes. Haha!

PolishSis said...

What a tropical, fun look this is! I like it! All you need now is a coconut-bra and a hula-skirt and you are the tropical-suprise of the week ;-)
The green is very pretty, I might pick that one up.

Witoxicity said...

@PolishSis
Hmmm, I believe they also have an orange one so if you like bright ones, you could consider getting that one too. Btw, do you know of any Dutch webshop which sells coconut bras and hula skirts? Webshops are sprouting like mushrooms here, so I'm sure one of these would have such things in stock. ;)